PM Imran Khan responds over the latest developments in Afghanistan peace talks

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PM Imran Khan responds over the latest developments in Afghanistan peace talks

ISLAMABAD - PM Imran Khan responds over the latest developments in Afghanistan peace talks.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in an interview with Deutsche Welle said that the US and Taliban representatives are "heading toward a ceasefire in Afghanistan."

While the Afghan government does not consider the Taliban's reduction in violence acceptable, the Pakistani prime minister told Deutsche Welle that US envoys would go to the ceasefire with the Taliban. Speaking to Deutsche Welle, Imran Khan emphasizes that Islamabad is working to achieve positive results for the two sides to reach peace in Afghanistan.

“As far as I know they were heading towards a ceasefire and we hope that this happens,” Khan told DW.

Meanwhile, sources close to the Taliban say US consultations with the Taliban have succeeded in temporarily reducing the violence, but both sides have yet to come to an agreement on how to keep the level of violence low after a peace deal.

“There are hopes that the resolution between the Taliban representatives and the US will be signed in January 2020 and in case any new problems arise then it will be signed in February or March 2020,” said Jalaluddin Shinwari, the Afghan attorney general during the Taliban regime.

According to reports, the Taliban has submitted the reduction in violence plan to the US representatives, but Kabul says the plan is not clear and insists on securing a ceasefire.